Because plants are jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony façades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with this Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of trees and shrubs at Canterbury Farms Wholesale Nursery, Inc. in Hudson.
The botany buffs at Canterbury Farms tend to 43 acres of Florida-friendly woodland plants including palms, shrubs, and tropical herbage. With the farm in peak planting-season mode, berry-bearing Mary Nell holly ($35–$50) densely hedges off property with its attractive evergreen makeup and close-knit leaves, and the carolina jasmine ($6.50) blooms with bright yellow flowers as its spindling vines wind around terraces and idle water guns. For an indoor boost of oxygen, shoppers can pick up a low-maintenance plant such as the European fan palm ($15–$50), which splays pointy fronds ready to put out their owner’s hair after it spontaneously bursts into flames. Pensive green thumbs may solicite shrub-related style from Canterbury Farms experts by bringing in photos of their outdoor or indoor spaces. Free estimates are also available for landscaping projects.
Canterbury Farms Wholesale Nursery, Inc.
When Peter Santangelo became president and owner of his parents' nursery business at age 17, he carried on his parents' horticultural expertise and the Santangelo entrepreneurial spirit to make his business a success. He traveled all over Florida to cull his botanical inventory, and over the years he expanded the nursery and even started doing his own farming.
A winner of the 2011 and 2012 Best of Suncoast silver award, Canterbury Farms employs botany buffs who tend to 43 acres of Florida-friendly woodland plants that include palms, shrubs, and tropical herbage. The lush, green landscape is punctuated by colorful exotic plants as well as by Amigo, a cartoonish fiberglass statue that once perched on the roof of Peter’s parents' nursery decades ago. Pensive green thumbs may solicit shrub-related style from Canterbury Farms experts by bringing in photos of their outdoor or indoor spaces, and free estimates are also available for landscaping projects.